Thresholds. Crossroads. Liminal spaces are the places between A and B. Between beginning and ending. From when school is completed to the conferral of the degree. When the seniors have left but the junior year isn’t done yet.
I feel stuck in liminal space. I feel like not quite an adult, but clearly no longer a child. I’m not married, but not single. I’m not quite fully poly, but neither am I monogamous. I’m still in a job I’m unhappy with, and haven’t moved to something different. I feel stuck in place at times.
I’m tired of being at the crossroads. I need to push on, I get told I need to push on. I KNOW I need to push on and move forward in life. I don’t know what is stopping me – laziness? ADHD? Getting comfortable?
I think I know what I want, but why aren’t I pursuing it? All I know is I’ve been exhausted for the past two weeks because my job stresses me out. I know that my relationships aren’t working the way I want them to, and I want and need to enact change.
But doesn’t that just sound so buzzwordy… “enact change.” It’s a great way to say I’m doing something without doing it. Time to move forward.
Time to quit waiting, quit hesitating, and live.
So this weekend is a NERO LARP weekend. I’ve missed playing my flirty masseuse character and am looking forward to selling massages on my BRAND NEW MASSAGE TABLE (slightly used) that Hound bought me. SO SO excited! This weekend is also my day trip date with Bear. I’m going to be leaving the event part way through and coming back later Saturday evening.
I’m excited and a little scared. I’m pretty sure our date will go well, but I’m worried about how Hound will feel about it after I’m back at the game. I think, however, that we’re strong enough to make things work. I guess I’ll find out. So yeah, scared. That.
Hound and I watched Star Trek Into Darkness and enjoyed it. A lot of call backs to the old series and a Khan more Space Seed than Wrath of Khan. I didn’t have a problem with the characterization OTHER than Spock’s KHAAAAAAAN! I mean, come on….
The rest was enjoyable and I will watch Benedict Cumberbatch do anything. Ever. Always.
More posting later I’m sure. But this is it for now. Have a good weekend!
My irregular posting has been interrupted by a short hospital stay by my primary partner. Irregular programming will return tomorrow 🙂
The Geeky Cat
My friend writes this blog. She’s awesome and so’s the blog. I use my absolute minimal blogess power to support her.
Follow her while she plays ALL THE GAMES!
Transmetropolitan is a cyberpunk comic book series written by Warren Ellis with art by Darick Robertson and published by DC Comics. The series was originally part of the short-lived DC Comics imprint Helix, but upon the end of the book’s first year the series was moved to the Vertigo imprint as DC Comics cancelled the Helix imprint. It chronicles the battles of Spider Jerusalem, infamous renegade gonzo journalist of the future, an homage to gonzo journalism founder Hunter S. Thompson. Spider Jerusalem dedicates himself to fighting the corruption and abuse of power of two successive United States presidents; he and his “filthy assistants” strive to keep their world from turning more dystopian than it already is while dealing with the struggles of fame and power, brought about due to the popularity of Spider via his articles.
I’ll admit, I’m not really familiar with Hunter S. Thompson other than the basics I’ve gleaned over the years. But I’m about 3/4 of the way through Year 1 and I’m really grooving into it.
Our intrepid hero
Art: The art is pretty awesome. It does a good job of showing how vulgar this future is while being oddly beautiful at the same time.
Themes: What does it mean to be human? Is it the brain? The body? The soul? What happens when you change any of those things or graft on technology or download yourself to a very literal “cloud?” It touches on police brutality, political corruption and of course, journalism. I would certainly call it transhuman.
I don’t have a LOT of comic experience, but I definitely recommend this one based on what I’ve read so far. All kinds of alternate sexualities are present, and only occasionally used to turn down Spider, but it isn’t the focus of the story.
Yeah, that’s right, I’m bringing it back.
“Couples may get health benefits simply from sleeping in the same bed, a burgeoning field of study is showing. In fact, some scientists believe that sleeping with a partner may be a major reason why people with close relationships tend to be in better health and live longer.”
Our local gaming group had our girls night this evening. It was full of madness and hilarity and inappropriate comments. Actual gaming has so far been kept to a minimum.
We played a party game and then wrapped up with Cards Against Humanity. There seem to be two subsets of us, those who have no problems making dirty jokes and playing CAH and those who are not really comfortable. We try to accommodate both, but it’s really pretty hard when we really want to play the most inappropriate of games. If you haven’t played CAH it’s like Apples to Apples with sex, holocaust and poop jokes.
Buy it. Play it. Love it.
But that’s it for today. Nothing else has been exciting since finding out that the face eating guy in Florida was apparently NOT a zombie.
So what sorts of geeky things are you up to? What do you want to know more about?